Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

Supreme Court Could Soon Make Government Regulation, and the Next Election, Moot

Without the power to regulate health, safety, and finance, we’ll be living in a much sicker, more dangerous and more economically unstable world.

The Real Coronavirus Threat to Kids: Poverty, Hunger, Homelessness

Half our children are at risk of the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

Does the Coronavirus Crisis Have to End with a Wealthier Wealthy?

This time around, let’s use the power of the public purse to reduce inequality.

If $1.5 Trillion Exists to Bail Out Wall Street from Coronavirus, We Can Fund Actual Needs for All

As the coronavirus crisis morphs into a full-on global pandemic, the sorry state of the United States’ social safety net is fully exposed.

The President as Political Hit Man

Donald Trump attempts to take out his electoral adversaries one by one, Mafia-style.

Following the Footsteps of a Mining Monster

New mapping tool reveals conflicts and harmful impacts of eight Pan American Silver mine sites across Latin America.

Trump Has Shattered the Bipartisan Consensus on Israel — and That’s a Good Thing

Recent years have seen growth in solidarity with Palestinians as many question support for Israel.

I Have an Issue with How Exit Polls Treat Issues

Polling questions that isolate ‘inequality’ do no justice to the social ills that ail us.

Will the Coronavirus Kill Globalization?

The Spanish flu helped herald the collapse of the first wave of modern globalization. A century later, could the coronavirus do the same?

Why the Trump-Modi Friendship Is So Dangerous

India is tilting toward fascism with U.S. backing. That’s not just dangerous for Indians — Americans should beware, too.